A player expected to be a key piece of Michigan State’s offensive line this coming season has decided to abandon the sport completely.
On Instagram Tuesday, Thiyo Lukusa intimated that he was leaving the Spartans. Not long after, the lineman confirmed to the Detroit Free Press not only that but that he’s decided to give up football as he’s lost his love and passion for it.
“I really haven’t been in love with football since I was in high school.” Lukusa told the Free Press. “I had been thinking about not playing for a long time. I finally just decided that I’m gonna go through with it and kind of weather the storm, whatever it brings. …
“I’m definitely not passionate enough about football right now to have my life revolve around it. I wasn’t happy.”
A three-star 2016 signee, Lukusa was rated as the No. 9 player at any position in the state of New Jersey. He played in eight games as a true freshman.
Entering the offseason, Lukusa was penciled in as the Spartans’ starting right tackle.